AGBT 2013: Home Brewed Personalized Genomics - The Quest for Meaningful Analysis Results of a 23andMe Exome Pilot Trio of Myself, Wife, and Son
Personalized genomics may be moving into a new era with whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing becoming affordable and available to consumers. 23andMe recently piloted a more affordable 80x exome to their existing customers. But it remains to be seen whether this wealth of raw genomic data can be analyzed to provide meaningful results for both healthy and symptomatic individuals.
By acquiring 23andMe exomes on his family, Gabe puts himself in the position of a bioinformatically inclined consumer, but non-clinician, to approach this question with his own analysis. His trio consists of a healthy father and son, and a mother with clinically-diagnosed idiopathic rheumatoid arthritis.
The following goals were set for the analysis: 1) How accurate are variant calls from direct-to-consumer NGS services? 2) How useful and durable is the list of risk variants provided by 23andMe? 3) Can a healthy individual's exome provide additional risk information over standard genotype-array-based risk prediction? and 4) Can the state of our current understanding of the complex genomic architecture of autoimmune diseases be enough to to find potential driver variants and genes to explain the diagnosis of a single case?
Here Gabe presents his findings of this analysis and discuss how individualized genomics might change in the world of affordable sequencing.
About the Presenter
Gabe Rudy Meet Gabe Rudy, GHI's Vice President of Product and Engineering and team member since 2002. Gabe thrives in the dynamic and fast-changing field of bioinformatics and genetic analysis. Leading a killer team of Computer Scientists and Statisticians in building powerful products and providing world-class support, Gabe puts his passion into enabling Golden Helix's customers to accelerate their research. When not reading or blogging, Gabe enjoys the outdoor Montana lifestyle. But most importantly, Gabe truly loves spending time with his sons, daughter, and wife. Follow Gabe on Twitter @gabeinformatics.